The End of the Tour : Such a SMALL film but one of the best of 2015

Such a SMALL film but one of the best of 2015

http://www.cutprintfilm.com/reviews/the-best-films-of-2015/

Greatness is ultimately subjective, especially in art. In the end, everything comes down to the eye of the beholder. What one believes is the best thing in the world —whether that may be a book, film, tuna fish sandwich, what-have-you — can often be *beep* upon, discarded as nothing, by another in an instant. It’s hardly ever a matter of taste; it’s all perception, and sometimes the ones who have the hardest time seeing the good in something are the ones who made it, and need to appreciate it the most. The End of the Tour questions this, among other things, as many others have before, but in the case of James Pondsolt’s David Foster Wallace biopic, it’s not about studying the soul but surveying the subtext.

Anchored by two wonderfully matured, nuanced lead performances by Jesse Eisenberg and Jason Segel as Wallace himself, this week-in-the-life biopic takes everything on its own, elegantly-simple-yet-richly-intimate terms. In studying the late author, it brings out both the literary god and the simple, fractured mortal at the center, allowing us to see the greatness hidden inside yet feel the mistaken identity lost within in his reflection. It’s a shattering, illuminating, fascinating, heartbreaking, hilarious and, most of all, deeply human picture, and it’s exactly the type of art even Wallace would likely be proud to have associated with his name.

http://www.cutprintfilm.com/reviews/the-best-films-of-2015/

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Re: Such a SMALL film but one of the best of 2015

-MAD MAX 4: 4/10
-CREED: 6/10
-IT FOLLOWS; CAROL: 7/10
-MISSION IMPOSSIBLE 5; STAR WARS VII; STEVE JOBS; THE MARTIAN; SPOTLIGHT; THE END OF THE TOUR; SICARIO: 8/10
-ROOM; THE HATEFUL 8; EX-MACHINA: 9/10
-INSIDE OUT: 10/10
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